The average salary for an Assistant Fashion Designer is $41,297.
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Job Description for Assistant Fashion Designer
Assistant fashion designers are responsible for all aspects of the design and creation of new fashion products, as well as updating previous designs. They typically work under the supervision of a fashion designer and specialize in a particular area of design, such as skirts, sweaters, or (more generally) women’s apparel. Using existing product designs and overall brand style, assistant fashion designers help in all stages of the fashion design process, from silhouette and initial art to des…Read more
Assistant Fashion Designer Tasks
- Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
- Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.
- Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
- Prepare for and attend buy meetings and fittings, and assist with physical tasks and time management.
- Identify and research current clothing, fabric, color and market trends.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designer
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Fashion Designer are from the companies Macy's, Inc..Reported salaries are highest at Macy's, Inc. where the average pay is $54,378. Macy's, Inc. pays the lowest at around $54,378.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Fashion Designer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Fashion Designer
An entry-level Assistant Fashion Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,272 based on 61 salaries. An early career Assistant Fashion Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,018 based on 517 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Fashion Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,028 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Assistant Fashion Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries.
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Employees with Assistant Fashion Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% less), Dallas, Texas (8.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.6% less).
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